28.06.2024 - 30.06.2024

DIP Zurich Whirling Workshop

"Through the rhythm of whirling, we find inner healing; in the precision of e-motion, we discover clarity.”   Dive into a world where movement transcends everyday reality and becomes a tool for profound personal transformation at the "Dervish in Progress" (DIP) workshop. Scheduled from June 28 to June 30 at Dynamo Tanzdach Zürich, Wasserwerkstr. 21, this workshop offers a unique approach to understanding and enhancing the human mind-body connection through the art of whirling.   This experience seamlessly integrates the ancient tradition of Sufi whirling with contemporary insights into human cognition and emotional resilience. Participants will be introduced to the DIP method, which incorporates foundational techniques such as equation, steering the wheels, and body analyses. These techniques are designed not only to improve physical balance and coordination but also to enrich mental acuity and emotional stability.   Additionally, the workshop includes introductory elements from three specialized master classes: Dervish Tango, Exploring the Skirts, and Performing DIP. These segments offer participants a taste of how advanced practices can be applied to further deepen their engagement with the art and its effects on personal well-being.   Dates and Times: - June 28: 5 PM - 9 PM - June 29: 12 PM - 7 PM - June 30: 12 PM - 5 PM   Fees: - Standard: €320 - Early Bird (until May 12): €270 - Partner/Family Member: €260   Location: Dynamo Tanzdach Zürich, Wasserwerkstr. 21 (near the main station) Contact: Jacqueline Frick: , Phone: +41762333477   Special Accommodations: For participants traveling from afar, a limited number of affordable accommodations are available.   The Dervish in Progress method is grounded in an understanding that repetitive, rhythmic motions such as whirling can significantly enhance the connectivity within the brain's neural networks. This enhancement is believed to improve areas such as cognitive function and emotional processing, offering a profound tool for dealing with the complexities of modern life.   We encourage everyone, regardless of their previous dance experience, to join us for this enriching experience. This workshop is an opportunity to engage with your own body and mind in a new and enlightening way, promising significant benefits for personal development and well-being.   "Repetitive motions like whirling are shown to synchronize brain wave patterns, facilitating a unique state of wakeful serenity."   This workshop is not just an activity but an investment in your future, providing tools and experiences that foster a better understanding of oneself and an enhanced ability to navigate life's challenges. Spaces are limited, so we recommend securing your spot soon.   "In the whirl the self is lost, the truth is found." – Sufi Wisdom


13.07.2024 - 14.07.2024

Amsterdam Whirling Workshop

With the chaotic mobility that we live in, there is nothing left to us than reforming our own selves again and again, and again….This workshop suggests a space for participants to challenge your limits through whirling in single, couple or group forms; to stimulate your ability for the thrill of bodily energy; and through these abilities, reach your goal movement within your own genre, spending less energy, with a higher level of   Whirling is not the main objective of this workshop. The greater goal is to improve one’s physical, emotional and mental awareness through whirling and the exercises prior to that. It will lead you to perceive and accept what is befalling throughout whirling, and reach an innovative movement by means.   13th – 14th JULY 2024 STUDIO: Lijnbaansgracht 260, 1017 RW Amsterdam


05.08.2024 - 09.08.2024

DIP Vienna Workshop

Dear DIP Followers and enthusiasts of the world of Whirling,   The Dervish In Progress (DIP) workshop will once again take place as part of the Impulstanz Festival from August 5th-9th this year.   BEGINNER and INTERMEDIATE,  Location: Arsenal G, Viyana/Avusturya Beginner Times: 17:30-20:00 Intermediate Level: 14.45-17.15     As always, DIP is creating a space-time for anyone who wants to deepen their emotional, intellectual, and physical awareness, going beyond traditional whirling and helping participants expand their boundaries through individual, pair, and group practices.   As you know, DIP, with its unique multidisciplinary structure, increases participants' awareness, allows them to master movement energy conservation, and enables them to develop an original whirling style. It also provides opportunities for personal and unique experiences, activating the body and mind and allowing us to access knowledge and intuition, thus enabling us to delve into deep emotions. As there is no fixed image, just like in the real world, while whirling, it reminds us to rely on our own axis and gravity, which helps us stand up straighter and gain balance in life.   DIP has been participating in the Impulstanz Festival since 2013, offering festival participants the opportunity to experience the world of whirling with its unique format. DIP, which has introduced the world of whirling to thousands of people in 35 countries to date, is eagerly looking forward to sharing this special experience with you by participating in the festival this year.   By coming to the DIP workshop, you will experience an exciting and innovative experience that will add joy to your life, rediscover yourself, and enjoy the novelty of an unfamiliar uniqueness.   With love,   Ziya Azazi  


02.09.2024 - 08.09.2024

DIP Volos Whirling Workshop

This workshop opens up a space for participants to challenge their limits, either individually or as a group. At the same time, it helps the participants to discover their own unique movement styles by teaching them how to save the physical energy they spend, and to reach a higher level of awareness by spending minimum energy.   The main purpose of this whirling-based workshop is to develop one's physical, emotional and cognitive awareness through whirling and other exercises.   This workshop offers time and space for its participants to perceive and accept what happens to them during their journey and for their intellectual, sensory and bodily transformations.   Ziya Azazi is internationally renowned for his contemporary, experimental approach to Sufi dance. He has been teaching his method “Dervish in Progress” (DIP) in over 30 countries, which built his remarkable experience with thousands of whirling bodies and personalities, and his extraordinary intuition for participants’ needs.   Date: 02th – 08th September 2024 Location: Music Village Festival – Volos/GREECE Workshop Language: English, Greek Limited number of participants: Maximum 15 İletişim: +43 660 586 06 60 E-posta:



Past Events

You can access the PDF files containing the list of events Ziya Azazi has performed in previous years through the following links:   To access our current event lists and register, you can use the 'BOOKING NOW' button.   Past Events in 2023